Patient raccoon mom teaches her cub how to climb a tree

All in a day's work.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 26, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:46 am CDT

Moms do so much for us. Pick us up from soccer practice, cook casserole for dinner, and—most importantly—teach us how to climb. Well, that last one might just be a task for raccoon mommies.

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In a clip seemingly out of that children’s book The Kissing Hand, this maternal mammal hoists up her kit to teach him how to scale trees. She tries over and over until he finally gets it. Watch the adorableness:

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Pretty much the equivalent of a human teaching their kid how to ride a bike.

H/T Arbroath | Photo via lovecatz/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2015, 11:10 am CDT